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UK Annual Tiger 800 Mega/Mini Meets => 2022 Megameet - now really in Germany => Topic started by: GeoffS on November 11, 2021, 01:47:43 PM

Title: Travel Arrangements
Post by: GeoffS on November 11, 2021, 01:47:43 PM
Eh up troops
So, what are “your” plans for the long-awaited trip to see Uli?
My thoughts are:

Outbound
dep. Harwich (Thurs 12 May 2300)
arr. Hook of Holland (Fri 13 May 0800)
Return
dep. Hook of Holland (Mon 16 May 2200)
arr. Harwich (Tues 17 May 0600)

I understand that people will have different starting points that will probably dictate where they will cross the channel, but I thought it might be helpful to find out how others are planning to do the trip.

I could be tempted to come back later, if anyone is considering doing a mini-tour and would like some company, but that’s a “maybe”.

Anyway, it’s just food for thought……., getting excited now….  :046: !!!

Cheers
Geoff
Title: Re: Travel Arrangements
Post by: Wullie on November 11, 2021, 02:51:13 PM
Hello Geoff

I am already booked on the evening sailing 12/05/22 - see you in the bar!

I'm heading up to Norway after the MegaMeet so not heading back to the Hook until mid-June.

How many sleeps?

Alex   :300:

Title: Re: Travel Arrangements
Post by: Stevie.P on November 11, 2021, 03:42:02 PM
Definitely looking for more than just a long week end considering the distance. There was previous preliminary discussions (and possible route suggestion by Dai?) along the lines of Wed PM tunnel and short ride to overnight stop in Belgium at Ypres, then Thursday ride down to Esch-sur-Sure in Luxembourg, then Friday ride to Frankfurt (with Uli suggesting a possible route for either side of the Rhine). After the weekend an extended route back via something like France taking in some Balcony roads and up to Normandy for Jimmy60 to possibly visit the American D-Day memorial sites? Then back from there. :084:  :305: :305: :305: :305: :305: :031: :305: :305: :305: :305: :305: :031: :305: :305: :305: :305: :305:
Title: Re: Travel Arrangements
Post by: GeoffS on November 11, 2021, 03:50:09 PM
Bloody ‘ell Alex, I know I mentioned a possible “mini-tour” on the way back, but…., Norway  :005:

Hi Stevie; yes, I remember your return trip idea being mentioned before; could be a go-er…, and Jimmy will be riding on the right (wrong) side of the road for a change. We’ll have to see what everyone’s plans and ideas are.
Title: Re: Travel Arrangements
Post by: Derchef1962 on November 11, 2021, 04:27:48 PM
*Originally Posted by Stevie.P [+]
then Thursday ride down to Esch-sur-Sure in Luxembourg, then Friday ride to Frankfurt (with Uli suggesting a possible route for either side of the Rhine).

I did some planning regarding this for this year, I'll dig it up
Title: Re: Travel Arrangements
Post by: T800XC on November 11, 2021, 04:45:16 PM
Would love to extend the Germany trip to take in the balcony roads but annoyingly I won't be able to spare the time, mainly due to work plans.

Me & Lang will most likely make it a 6-day trip, with 2 fairly long days each way using the Chunnel, plus the Sat/Sun rides. We might try to visit Ypres on the way out if we can make it a 7-day trip.
Title: Re: Travel Arrangements
Post by: healdem on November 11, 2021, 07:14:54 PM
*Originally Posted by Wullie [+]
Hello Geoff

I am already booked on the evening sailing 12/05/22 - see you in the bar!


I will also,ost certainly going via Harwich / Rotterdam .  Ot sure about dates.

I was hoping Dennis might surface with an 'escort' to get all pesky brits out of The Netherlands as soon as possible  :001:
Title: Re: Travel Arrangements
Post by: SteveTT800XRT on November 12, 2021, 02:14:23 PM
*Originally Posted by healdem [+]
I will also,ost certainly going via Harwich / Rotterdam .  Ot sure about dates.
I was hoping Dennis might surface with an 'escort' to get all pesky brits out of The Netherlands as soon as possible  :001:

Been living in the Netherlands for donkey years, also own a Tiger 800 :417:
Title: Re: Travel Arrangements
Post by: Wullie on November 12, 2021, 03:10:23 PM
*Originally Posted by GeoffS [+]
Bloody ‘ell Alex, I know I mentioned a possible “mini-tour” on the way back, but…., Norway  :005:

Just taking the scenic route home - should only take about a month.   :164:

Alex   :300:
Title: Re: Travel Arrangements
Post by: Derchef1962 on November 12, 2021, 05:39:21 PM
As Hoek van Holland ferry was mentioned if you want I can dig up some of the planned routes I used to get to the ferry. I always took two days on the way up and just one day down.

Regarding Esch sur sure: I am toying around with the idea to come up to Luxembourg pick you up and take you to Frankfurt or thereabouts.
Title: Re: Travel Arrangements
Post by: dallewed on November 25, 2021, 10:18:26 AM
Thanks Uli, for arranging.

In view of the aftermath to the Sept 21 Tigermeet in Wales, Annie and I will withhold confirmation for travel until nearer the date, when we can assess the Covid situation a tad better.

The biker hotel in Esch-sur-sure is: https://www.hotel-de-la-sure.lu/index.php?cont=0&work=&lgn=3

Dai
Title: Re: Travel Arrangements
Post by: Stevie.P on November 25, 2021, 10:44:43 AM
*Originally Posted by dallewed [+]
In view of the aftermath to the Sept 21 Tigermeet in Wales, Annie and I will withhold confirmation for travel until nearer the date, when we can assess the Covid situation a tad better.

I must admit that given the current media (for what it's worth) the apparent rising covid situation in Europe has been at the front of my Megameet thoughts with it only being less than 6 months away. I also wonder what obstacles may arise with our journey covering a number of countries who may, like the UK did, introduce travel restrictions or requirements at short to zero notice if the situation worsens. :027: